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Rumors and gossip
30 November 2011

It appears that authors Charles Sharp and Jack Radey are finishing a manuscript about the Battle of Kalinin, researched largely in newly available archives. No information available at this time about when and where it might be published.

Now available from Lyons
30 November 2011

Diebold, William. Hell Is So Green: Search and Rescue over the Hump in World War II. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2011

In memoriam
29 November 2011

Lana Peters—also known as Svetlana Stalina and Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of Joseph Stalin—died in Wisconsin on 22 November at the age of 85.

Now available from Skyhorse
29 November 2011

Ingrao, Christian. The SS Dirlewanger Brigade: The History of the Black Hunters. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2011

Now available from Da Capo
28 November 2011

Parker, Danny S. Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge. New York: Da Capo Press, 2011

Book review
27 November 2011

Gamble, Bruce. The Black Sheep: The Definitive Account of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998.

Read our review

Now available from Belgium
26 November 2011

Mombeek, Erik. Storming the Bombers: A Chronicle of JG 4, the Luftwaffe's 4th Fighter Wing, volume 2: 1944-1945. Linkebeek, Belgium: ASBL la Porte d'Hoves, 2011

Now available from History Press
25 November 2011

Goodall, Felicity. Exodus Burma: The British Escape through the Jungles of Death, 1942. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2011

News from Bedfordshire
24 November 2011

Having come under new ownership in January, Military Press is undertaking to reprint older titles, expand ongoing series of books (such as the French OB volumes by Lee Sharp), and add fresh items to its catalog. We hope to be bringing more news and reviews for 2012.

Forthcoming from Savas Beatie
23 November 2011

McCroden, William T. and Thomas Nutter. German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, September 1, 1939, to May 8, 1945. Forthcoming from Savas Beatie in June 2012

Now available from Tauris
22 November 2011

Tevor-Roper, Hugh and Richard Davenport Hines (editor). The Wartime Diaries. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2011

Now available from Lyons
21 November 2011

Levine, Joshua. Operation Fortitude: The Story of the Spies and the Spy Operation That Saved D-Day. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2011

Book review
20 November 2011

Mark, Jason D. Besieged: The Epic Battle for Cholm. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2011

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News from Casemate
19 November 2011

The schedule for new releases from Casemate for the first half of 2012 shows these upcoming WWII titles:

Forthcoming from Smithsonian
18 November 2011

Smith, Craig B. Counting the Days: POWs, Internees, and Stragglers of World War II in the Pacific. Forthcoming from Smithsonian Institution Press in May 2012

Now available from Norton
17 November 2011

Toll, Ian W. Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2011

Now available from McFarland
17 November 2011

Clark, George B. Battle History of the United States Marine Corps, 1775-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2011

Forthcoming from Dialogue
16 November 2011

Birstein, Vadim. Smersh: Stalin's Secret Weapon: Soviet Military Counterintelligence in WWII. Forthcoming from Dialogue in January 2012

Now available from PublicAffairs
16 November 2011

Lochery, Neill. Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-45. New York: PublicAffairs, 2011

News from George Nipe
15 November 2011

Author George Nipe sends along notes about his new book:

"Since my Blood, Steel, and Myth is available I would like to provide some additional information regarding its content. Although the title mentions only II.SS-Pz.-Korps, each chapter, which covers one day of the battle of Kursk, provides detailed descriptions of 4.Panzerarmees' XLVIII.Pz.-Korps and Armeeabteilung Kempf's III.Pz.-Korps operations and analysis about how each impacted the course of the battle. The actions of each division of the individual corps are described and are taken from the corps records, with supporting accounts from each division's authorized divisional histories."

Now available from Casemate
15 November 2011

Stone, David. Shattered Genius: The Decline and Fall of the German General Staff in World War II. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2011.

News from the Netherlands
14 November 2011

We've been notified—thanks very much—that R. N. Sigmond, publisher of the very popular Retake Arnhem Bridge, will soon be releasing another book about Operation Market-Garden. Arnhem: Their Final Battle: The 11th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, 1943 - 1944 by Gerrit Pijpers and David Truesdale should be available in March 2012.

Book review
13 November 2011

Goda, Norman J. W. Tomorrow the World: Hitler, Northwest Africa, and the Path toward America. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1998

Read our review

May we suggest....
12 November 2011

We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect recent arrival of some titles we deem of extra interest to serious students of the Second World War.

Forthcoming from Chartwell
12 November 2011

Darman, Peter. Stalingrad Day by Day. Forthcoming from Chartwell in March 2012

Now available from Hellgate
11 November 2011

Weckstein, Leon. 200,000 Heroes: Italian Partisans and the American OSS in WWII. Ashland, OR: Hellgate Press, 2011

News from Ludovico Slongo
10 November 2011

Ludovico Slongo—co-author with Hakan Gustavsson of the Desert Prelude volumes—kindly sent us these notes about upcoming plans:

"The future projects we are already carrying forward are devoted to the air war in East Africa during 1940-41. We are studying the actions of an Italian 'Ghost Squadron' operating in the Northern front against the Commonwealth forces deployed in Sudan. The documents of this unit went all lost at the end of the war, but searching the veterans and their relatives we have unearthed a considerable mass of new data on it, that put new light on all the actions and the claims of that campaign in that sector. Then we'll proceed with the story of all the air campaign in that theatre of war.

"Our following project is about Greece, for the moment not Yugoslavia and Crete. It will be a book like Desert Prelude, covering on a daily base only the Greek Campaign of 1940-41. We've not yet started because we are looking for a suitable partner of German language to help us, but we've already collected a lot of material on Italian and Greek air forces and the RAF as well. I can only anticipate to you that, twenty four years after Air war for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete there is really a lot to write and amend on this subject."

Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
10 November 2011

Smith, T. O. Churchill, America and Vietnam, 1941-45. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2011

Forthcoming from Berghahn
10 November 2011

Thies, Jochen. Hitler's Plans for Global Domination: Nazi Architecture and Ultimate War Aims. Forthcoming from Berghahn Books in March 2012

Now available from Knopf
9 November 2011

Hastings, Max. Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945. New York: Knopf, 2011

Forthcoming from Nebraska
9 November 2011

These two titles are on the schedule for the new year:

Now available from Kentucky
9 November 2011

Rickard, John Nelson and Roger Cirillo. Advance and Destroy: Patton as Commander in the Bulge. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2011

Now available from Zenith
8 November 2011

Heaton, Colin D. The German Aces Speak: World War II through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2011

Now available from Australia
7 November 2011

Mawer, Granville Allen. Diary of a Spitfire Pilot over the English Channel and over Darwin. Kenthurst, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing, 2011

7 November 2011

Our trusty mail carrier handed us "Catalogue #119" from T. Cadman WW2 Books. Tons of terrific secondhand books offered for sale by Tom.

News from RZM
5 November 2011

We can report that—after quite a long wait—Blood, Steel, and Myth: The II.SS-Panzer-Korps and the Road to Prochorowka by George Nipe has been published by RZM. We've not yet seen a copy, but our database shows a large number of visitors have been awaiting the book's arrival.

Forthcoming from Glencannon
4 November 2011

Reminick, Gerald. Little Ships: Tugboats at D-Day, Normandy. Forthcoming from The Glencannon Press in December 2011

Now available from History Press
3 November 2011

Redding, Tony. War in the Wilderness: The Chindits in Burma 1943-1944. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2011

News from Kansas
2 November 2011

Thanks to University Press of Kansas for alerting us that publication of the final volume of David Glantz's Stalingrad trilogy, Endgame in Stalingrad: The Victorious Soviet Counteroffensive and Death of German Sixth Army, has been moved from fall 2012 to spring 2013.

Now available from Casemate
2 November 2011

Moore, William Mortimer. Free France's Lion: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle's Greatest General. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2011

Now available from Knopf
1 November 2011

Gortemaker, Heike B. Eva Braun: Life with Hitler. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011


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